India’s new health policy which calls for recognition of mental disorders and a more accessible and holistic treatment of mental illnesses also pushes for decriminalisation of attempted suicide.

IDCF 2014 Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight 28 July – 8 August 2014. Operational Plan for states, UTs and districts.

Procedure for review of application of CT and New drugs - Office Order dated 03.07.2014.

This report on Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in India” released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare estimates direct and indirect costs from all diseases caused due to tobacco use and four specific diseases - respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. See this package for related documents, studies and find more.

This is the draft formula to determine the quantum of compensation in case of clinical trial related injury (other than death) prepared by the committee under leadership of R K Jain.

Read minutes of an important meeting held on 25 Nov 2013, in which Drugs Technical Advisory Board recommended a phase-out and ban of the use of plastic / PET containers in liquid oral formulations for primary packaging of paediatric formulations as well as formulations meant for geriatrics, women in reproductive age group and pregnant women.

Clinical trials can only be carried out at centres which have been accredited for such purpose recommends this report by Prof. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury Expert Committee set up to formulate policy and guidelines for approval of new drugs, clinical trials and banning of drugs. Download and read full text.

This latest edition of Rural Health Statistics in India released by the Union health ministry provides detailed statistics on rural health infrastructure on the basis of information available up to March, 2012 and data provided by the States and Union Territories.

A Bill to provide access to mental health care and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of persons with mental illness during delivery of mental health care and services and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.